In the land of earthquakes, the powerful CIF-Southern Section shook-up the high school football landscape by approving a competitive equity formula for the 2016 playoffs that will act like the RPI power rankings in college sports.
Under the plan, which was the brought forth by CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod, football teams will be placed in playoff divisions based on a power rankings formula. That formula will consider regular season records over the last two years, plus playoff performance and strength of schedule.
New “Power Point” playoff groupings proposal passed!!! pic.twitter.com/sAiws2EjnT
— CIF Southern Section (@CIFSS) January 27, 2016
Prior to Wednesday’s vote, teams were placed in playoff divisions based on which leagues the played in. For example — the Pac-5 Division, the section’s largest, was comprised of teams from the Big VIII, Marmonte, Mission, Moore and Trinity Leagues.
The proposal passed by a 74-10 vote.